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Thu 19 May 2022 at 10:32am

The Croydon 'village' named best place to live but residents 'don't feel safe'

Residents pointed to the area's transport links and said that they felt safe in the area

Fri 20 May 2022 at 9:08pm

East Croydon Cool talks…Ballrooms (and Ballgowns!)

East Croydon Cool talks…is a blog series that explores topics of cultural interest via local area experts. Last month, in celebration of International Dance Day, we headed to one of Croydon’s best kept secrets for a ‘Behind the Seams’ tour of DSI (Dance Sport International) ...

Wed 18 May 2022 at 8:11pm

Westfield wants to revive plans for Croydon’s blighted centre

More than three years after shelving their £1.4bn scheme for the town centre, the developers’ monster mall is back on the drawing board – but with significant differences. By STEVEN DOWNES Like a Frankenstein monster after being given a shot … Continue reading →

Thu 19 May 2022 at 3:14pm

Croydon pharmacist jailed for ‘lean’ drug supply

An ex-Croydon pharmacy manager has been jailed for selling the drugs used to make a highly addictive opioid drink to a London drug chain.

Thu 19 May 2022 at 6:02pm

Mayor Perry announces first Cabinet for Croydon under new mayoral system

The Executive Mayor of Croydon, Jason Perry, has announced the make-up and portfolios of his Cabinet. This marks the first Cabinet under the borough’s new mayoral system following local elections earlier this month.

Thu 19 May 2022 at 1:41pm

King gets Labour leadership, but delays over cabinet posts

CROYDON LABOUR IN CRISIS: WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest horse-trading going on behind the scenes among the largest political group at the Town Hall Croydon Labour made such a mess of the council’s finances, the authority now has … Continue reading →

Fri 20 May 2022 at 2:11pm

Negrini’s £437,000 pay-off: who is going to pay it back?

Council chiefs, auditors and lawyers are exploring the recovery of the golden handshake paid to the former chief exec, which has caused public outrage since Inside Croydon first revealed the amount. By STEVEN DOWNES The trade magazine for local councils … Continue reading →

Wed 18 May 2022 at 11:26am

Plans ready for extension of £21m Mott MacDonald House

Plans to refurbish and extend Mott MacDonald House, on Sydenham Road in central Croydon, are out for public consultation (not that such exercises ever count for very much if a developer or their client wants to get their way). The … Continue reading →

Fri 20 May 2022 at 5:41pm

£100,000 Mayor Perry unveils his old team as the new team

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the completely predictable make-up of the borough’s executive Mayor’s first cabinet, and the wheeling and dealing over who will chair the Town Hall’s most influential committees Given that it took nearly five days to count … Continue reading →

Wed 18 May 2022 at 1:11pm

Great North Wood under threat from holy order’s £3.5m scheme

A holy order of Catholic nuns wants to hack down mature and healthy trees in a specially protected site, part of the ancient Great North Wood, and then use the timber to build a “visitor attraction” to commemorate… the Great … Continue reading →